Welcome! This site features the experiences that I have had over the past years, while working as a tour leader, writer, translator and travel photographer. The many travels that I have undertaken -for work as well as for pleasure - have brought me all over the globe. From the highest Himalayan peaks to lost Incan cities in Peru, from millennia-old Syrian souks to lush, overgrown Cambodian temples, and from New York’s art-deco skyscrapers to traditional Geisha dwellings in the streets of Kyoto. These wanderings have bestowed a wealth of experiences and knowledge upon me. I have been given insight in many of the worlds’ life philosophies, and I have gotten to know fascinating and highly evocative cultures from within. Not in the least thanks to the many colourful people that have crossed my path. These experiences and encounters form an inexhaustible source of inspiration for me; enough input for alluring texts and atmospheric photographs I would say! Esther van Veen.